[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] set FONTCONFIG_PATH relative to ffmpeg binary, if it is a static build

Helmut Tessarek tessarek at evermeet.cx
Mon Feb 17 14:50:02 CET 2014

On 17.02.14 8:14 , Nicolas George wrote:
> Therefore, if the environment variable is set, you have to assume it was
> set on purpose.

> Another point: if the environment variable is set for some reason and it 
> should not, the user can remove it. If ffmpeg overrides it and guesses
> the value wrong, there is nothing to be done.

> Basic rule of tools for advanced users: in the end, the users always
> know best, especially about their system.

I agree with all your above statements, but the use caae I had in mind was
somebody bundling ffmpeg binaries or depending on an ffmpeg binary (e.g.
GUIs that make use of ffmpeg). A user who uses SW like that or a user who
needs a GUI to work with ffmpeg is most likely not an advanced user in the
first place.

A user who runs ffmpeg on the commandline won't need my patch anyway.


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